Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sails furled.

Thursday, February 06, 2014


Close my eyes
Close my mind
And still my ghosts howl
Open the bottle
To drown the djinn

Monday, October 15, 2012


staring past
rivers on glass
watching puddles
catching rain

Friday, September 28, 2012

An Ebb

I thought
That laying naked
On a frozen lake
As dawn broke
Was metaphorically as low as it got...
Lost; cold and lonely
Unprotected; exposed
As blue as blues can be...
I never knew
That dawn - that small hope rising;
Would bring
Enough gentle heat to melt a little ice
Ice that creaks; cracks
Plunging I into darkness below
Down further
To tangle breathless amongst weeds
Blinded by silt and muck
All options gone

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

As it is

Meaningless and lonely
Sat amongst my kith and kin
No end in sight
This futility
On it grinds
My hope; a bloody nub
A stump
Worn; torn and shredded
Salted daily
From despairing tears
For this drudgery of existence
Meaningless and Lonely

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Each word, a minute
A line; an hour
Each day one page...

Each day, ripped from our book
and held against tomorrows flame
Turned, torn and gone...

With our hands we recall;
Ours is a memory of
Soot smudges and papercuts

Saturday, December 17, 2011


trundling along
this peculiar journey
we weave our weft and warp
trundling a long
watching as the wheels fall off
trundling and watching
wefting our warp
fulfilling our yarn stretching back
woven by dead girls dancing

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Engine

Chuff Chuff Chuffing
Huff Puff Puffing
Huff Huff huff
Puff chuffing chuff
Chuffing chuff it!

The machine has run
Out of steam...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


To fly
To hope
To wait...

Monday, December 12, 2011

Never Neveragainland

a potion brewing
bubbling brown in a silver cauldron
soon to be sucked up
held for a moment - a key...

ready to open a portal
ready to plunge into another world
ready for another fairytale to begin
and an old nightmare continue